Find out a little more about us

Our Travel agency is backed up by more than 30 years of experience in the business

Frederic Lalanne,

founder of Brazil Selection, is your multilingual host in Brazil, a tourism pioneer  who offers his made to measure travel conception. 

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“Brazil Selection, an agency born with a special vision of travelling

Obviously there are many ways to travel the world, but Brazil Selection is the result of my experience and so most importantly offers vacations that I would want to go on. Here are some of the ingredients: freedom, comfort, charm, exoticism, a nice rhythm, not too slow nor too fast, and of course quality services by quality people.

When I arrived in Brazil to launch a local travel agency, my primary clients were companies offering trips to their employees or their clients so you can imagine their exceptional requirement levels…I therefore had to work diligently and hard to attain this high level, and looking at the result, it was well worth it.

When I decided to offer vacations in Brazil to private individuals, it was this same rigor, and knowledge of the country and the same seriousness that I wanted to apply to the world of private holidays.

So in the same manner as incentive trips, we offer individual quality vacations, costumized with first class assistance. It’s the ideal trip for those with little time and who want a change of scenery and thrills in comfortable and pleasant conditions.”

With our specialists based locally in Brazil, enjoy an unrivalled quality of advice!

Our main role is to advise you. Brazil is a young country evolving fast and changing constantly; what works today may not still work tomorrow, and vice versa.

A vacation is a package of lots of different services and activities. To optimise our service, we are constantly up to date and able to modify and improve a stay depending on the client’s budget and expectations.

For example, we could select more basic hotels for quick one night stays, and choose better quality hotels for longer stays. We could also offer a guide service only in places that need a good explanation and a private drive service for basic airport to hotel transfers. In short we offer a totally customized vacation.

Some specific examples: You have found a lovely pousada (lodge) on internet, the interior decoration looks good but you don’t know that all the rooms look out over the pool and in high season the lodge will be pretty noisy. Not ideal if you want to wake up a little later in the mornings!

In the same pousada, there are several room categories, some may be appropriate, others not, it is therefore essential to regularly visit the hotel to check it out. A change in management can sometimes totally modify the establishment and its offer. We are up to date because we regularly visit the hotels and lodges we propose.

Concerning the restaurants we suggest and recommend, these are even more susceptible to changes in quality and so being up to date all year round is priority. A simple change in the kitchen chef can transform a good restaurant into a plain and tasteless one.

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Constant attention paid to all the details that make the difference

When we book national flights in Brazil, we always chose direct flights, with no layovers and reasonable flight times so that the transport issue is as pleasant as possible.

Indeed, it is easy to forget how vast Brazil is, bigger than the USA…..without Alaska. If you place the map of Brazil over that of Europe, the North is in Norway and the south is in Niger in Africa. Its a 6hr direct flight from Cruzeiro do Sul on the Bolivian border to Joao Pessoa, the most Eastern  located city on the Atlantic…

If you want to visit the country at a given time of the year, it ‘s important to know what climatic conditions you will encounter in each region. In principal there are few places that can’t be visited  year round but it’s important to know all of the climatic constraints inherent to your trip. Find out more about the regions and their climates on our page when and where to go to Brazil.

The list of information and details you need to know to optimise your vacation is long but these few examples can help you understand the advantages to having your trip organized by someone who has the same culture as you but who lives in the country you are visiting.

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Why should you count on us to entrust the organization of your Brazilian trip to our agency based locally?

I have lived in Brazil since 2002. You can almost say I’m Brazilian.All these years living in the country have enabled me to fully understand its limits, to make the link between the two cultures (European and Brazilian) and so to adapt our offers to client requirements. All these years living in the country have enabled me to fully understand its limits, to make the link between the two cultures (European and Brazilian) and so to adapt our offers to client requirements.

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Breaking down some preconceived ideas and living in the present.

f you contact a travel agent in your home country and mention an offer from a local agency, they will obviously warn you of the dangers:

trusting a local agency to organize your vacation? Don’t even think about it! It’s too risky, what guarantee do you have before you set off on your vacation ?

In the age of Internet, communications have changed considerably and we now have tools such as Skype, where we can talk and set up your trip for free and take the necessary time to organize your vacation together in a trustworthy relationship.

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Your best guarantee? Our need to insure the reputation of our travel agency!

In the same way, we are all part of a global ‘village’ where everyone knows everything, so if tomorrow we don’t treat a client with the respect they deserve. It would be public knowledge very quickly and all our hard work and investment to be one of the best on the internet would be shattered. Therefore the risk of upsetting a client is almost higher for us than for a classic tour operator in your country.

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Because we cannot always control everything

To create a vacation, as mentioned above, we put together a whole set of services.

Even if we take extreme care in selecting our partners and checking the quality of their services, an error can always occur, it’s inevitable; we are dealing with human beings and not machines.

What happens in such a case? Even if we are not directly responsible for a service, we do everything we can so that our customers get their money’s worth, a fair deal where everyone is satisfied is our motto. We will do everything to reach this goal. We analyse the reasons for a mistake and if it’s due to a service provider we will agree together on an acceptable compensation for our client. Our goal is clear and the reputation of our agency is at stake : We must do everything in our power to ensure that your vacation is a success.


Find out about Brazil Selection’s passionate team!

At Brazil Selection, our team is passionate about both travelling and Brazil. They have lived in the country for a long time and have the double European Brazilian culture needed to understand and reply to your needs also adapting them to the regions offers. Now discover who is behind your Brazilian vacation with this page The Brazilian Selection team !

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Legal notices and official statutes

As we have nothing to hide from our clients, consult our page detailing the legal notices and official statutes for the Brazil Selection travel agency, there are also direct links to the websites for the ministry of tourism and finance in Brazil so you can personally check the pedigree of our company.


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